by Hoodwitch

Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

Witch Tips

There is hope all around you. There is a reason to get up in the morning if you see the potential in your life, and so this week it’s time to look ahead. The world may suck right now, but TBH it sucked yesterday and 100 years ago too. Don't get caught up in your fear of what might come; step outside of yourself to do something (big or small!) for yourself or for others. You don’t need to do everything, all you need is to find the thing/s that you can do. If each of us does one kind act most days, we will see real change in the fabric of society. 


At 10:30pm PST on the 17th, there will be an expansive New Moon in truth-seeking Sagittarius. ‘Tarius tends to jump to conclusions, but because we have this dang Mercury Retrograde, this can lead to major misunderstandings. This is likely to be a turning point, but it’s not totally clear what’s around the corner. Seek the truth instead of a fixed answer. Seek inspiration instead of “right” and “wrong.” The Moon is your heart, and even though Sagittarius is a quick-witted fire sign, the heart processes things at it’s own pace. Allow yourself to gestate without judgments, and as always during a Mercury Retrograde, pay attention to what people are revealing of themselves to you. Do your best to listen.


On the 19th, Saturn crosses over into Capricorn for the first time in 29 years. This means that we have entered a serious time for consequences. You may feel the shift as soon as this week, or it may be more gradual, but this is when sh$t gets real. How you relate to Patriarchal forces in your life and the world at large will bear significance. Power structures will be reinforced or torn down. If you’ve been doing your work, you are likely to manifest opportunities that match your level of mastery. The thing to know about Saturn is that it’s the planet of Time. Nothing happens quickly with this old Devil, so don’t worry if you see no changes in the coming weeks. We now enter a time of maturity. You will either grow up or get some serious licks from the Universe; the choice is always yours.




March 21-April 19

Freedom is complicated, because with it you can do any dumb thing you want to do. This week you can set yourself free, or you can just set it off. Don’t confuse pleasure for happiness, Aries; the first is so lovely but soon to pass, while the second is an investment in your overall wellness. The choices you make now will have long-term effects on your life, so make sure that you are not following your impulses off a cliff or in a circle, my love.



April 20-May 20

When you don’t know the answer and you pressure yourself, does it help? This week you’re on call to show up for yourself when you feel down. By having faith in your ability to create a path forward, it organically advances you on your way. You don’t need to know how it’s going to turn out, but please know this: there’s enough in the world that other people’s successes don’t take from your own. Don’t compare yourself to others; prepare yourself for a beautiful life.



May 21-June 21

You won’t get anywhere by standing still, and you can’t change scenery without leaving at least some things behind. In order to make your wishes come true, you need to be willing to let go of what you’ve outgrown, Twin Star. There’s a big shift happening within you, and whether or not it’s being reflected in your actions is on you. Don’t hold onto the past this week, unless you’d like to repeat it. Dare to step into the chaos of the unknown and your best potential.



June 22-July 22

If you don’t listen to yourself, you’ll end up feeling dragged this week. Your progress doesn’t need to happen all at once, no matter how badly you think you want that. If you’re feeling muddled this week, it’s time to slow down and reconnect with your motivations and goals. You’ve gotten caught up in “shoulds” and comparisons that are draining your clarity. Remember what you’re capable of, and align yourself with the choices that will help you reach your own potential, Moonchild.



July 23-Aug. 22

This is a great time for you to begin something new, Leo. whether you meet a new crush, are ready to take your relationship to another level, or are inspired to kick off a new creative project, this is an excellent week to take risks in the name of what gives you life. You don’t have to know what the middle and end look like in order to make a solid start; follow the flow of energy and invest in it without attachments to what might happen next.



Aug. 23-Sept. 22

It’s is a bad time to rush yourself, Virgo. This week your challenge is to let things develop without picking at them. You’re likely to feel restless to get things going, but in truth, they have their own momentum. Instead of poking at things, be brave enough to investigate your own feelings. Do the work to try to understand what you’re going through, and show yourself the same compassion and care that you wish to receive from others. In the words of the inspiring Jenifer Lewis, "Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes."




Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Anxiety comes when you are in a chaotic state. Sometimes this is unavoidable but not always. If you’ve been holding your breathe and waiting for something scary to pass, you’re only making it worse on yourself, Libra. It’s time to face things as they are right now. Breathe and stay present with what’s happening. The more grounded you are into this present moment, the better equipped you’ll be to make the best choices within it.



Oct. 23-Nov. 21

It’s time to be the very change that you want to see in your life. If you’re sick of having the same conversation with someone, don’t convince them of why it should end; just stop talking. You’re ready to do what needs to be done, even if you’re not super confident about it. Don’t confuse your fears with your inner knowing. Take control of your life by letting others reveal themselves to you and keeping your side of the road clean, Scorpio.



Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Leaping to conclusions is a liability, sweet Sagittarius. Your anxieties are a distraction that you can’t afford to indulge; it’s not because of time – everything happens in its right time, TBH. The reason to evade disruptions is because they dilute your truth. It’s a time to do what’s right, not what’s easy. Breathe through your stressful thoughts so that you can make sense of what they’re truly about. Find your center of strength, and act from that place this week.



Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Being scared is part of growing. You don’t get an inspiring hero’s story without the arc of overcoming some fear or another. You aren’t supposed to be perfect, and you aren’t meant to stay in one place. You’re a beautiful, messy work in progress. You’re a person with feels, and you make mistakes. Sometimes the mistake you make is in thinking that you’ve failed when you’re still in the development phase. Allow yourself to feel your feels without matching a negative narrative to them this week.




Jan. 20-Feb. 18

It doesn’t matter if everyone around you thinks that you’re the best if you don’t like you. Your negative self-talk needs to get on the chopping block, Aquarius. There’s an important difference between critical thinking and criticism thinking. Trade in your judgments for healthy discretion, my love. If you find that you can’t stop seeing the worst, you may need to take a step back and take care of your insides so you can better navigate the world around you.




Feb. 19-March 20

Don’t let other people determine your self-esteem, Pisces. You’re in charge of your own actions, and you alone will have to bear the consequences of them. This week is all about choice – what you choose to pour your energy into, what you choose to participate in, and what beliefs you align yourself with. Choose you, Pisces. Everything in life has its cost; don’t participate in things that charge you more than they’re worth. Make sure that your behavior reflects your value of your own self, my love.